Item Details

Elektra [videorecording]

o Michadēs Kakogiannēs paroysiazei
Format
Video; DVD
Summary
Desolation and despair reign supreme in the kingdom of Mycenae. The great Agamemnon has been brutally murdered; his son Orestes has fled and his daughter Electra has been imprisoned within the walls of the castle. All hope seems lost until the sacred oracle speaks and replaces Electra's broken spirit with an unquenchable desire for justice and bloody vengeance.
Director
Michael Cacoyannis
Performers
Eirēnē Papa, Giannēs Phertēs, Aleka Katselē, Theanō Iōannidou, Notēs Pergialēs.
Release Date
1962
Run Time
113 min.
Language
Greek, English and French language tracks with optional subtitles in English, Spanish and French
Closed captioned
Rating
MPAA rating: Not rated
Notes
  • Based on the play by Euripides.
  • DVD release of the 1962 motion picture.
  • Widescreen format.
  • Academy Award nominee: Best Foreign Language Film, 1962.
  • Bonus feature: original theatrical trailer.
Variant Title
Title on disc: Electra
Awards Note
Best film, best direction and best actress (Irene Papas) awards at the 1962 Thessaloniki Film Festival. Silver Laurel at the 1962 Berlin Festival. Special Jury Award at the 1962 Acapulco Film Festival.
Series
World Films
World Films (MGM Home Entertainment Inc.)
ISBN
0792852036, 9780792852032
Credits
Screenplay, Michael Cacoyannis ; music, Mikis Theodorakis ; director of photography, Walter Lassally.
Published
Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment Inc., [2002]
Publisher no.
1002585 MGM Home Entertainment
Description
1 videodisc (113 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, Region 1; Dolby.
Technical Details
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